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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 1,851 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
+1 813-251-2421
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the service to the dry aged beef to the live when you order it fish you will be hard pressed to find a better restaurant in the state . The desert room is unbelievable! the wine list the biggest on the planet !

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Thank chefbobvmr
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is hands down the best steak house in the country. Every cut that I've had here has been wonderful. I favor the Porterhouse, but the Chateubiand here is also fantastic. It really doesn't matter what cut you order, it's going to be the best you've had. You'll order the cut, the weight, and the thickness that you want, as... More 

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Thank William E
Tampa, FLorida, USA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss a visit to Bern's. It's old-school done right. Amazing quality, service that's hard to find elsewhere, and the country's (world's?) largest private wine cellar. DO NOT miss a tour of the wine cellar and kitchen after dinner, and be sure to make a reservation in the upstairs dessert room after your meal. It's just as special and impressive.... More 

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Thank Julie N
Columbia SC
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146 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You go to Bern's not just to eat but to partake in the whole ambience and experience. It takes a few hours to do it right. It's a leisurely pace -- great for conversing and catching up. The food is very good and consistent, but it's the whole experience that really makes Bern's awesome -- the seasoned career servers who... More 

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Thank GamecockGirl
Tampa
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207 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bern's is simply one of the finest steak houses in America. The wait staff has to intern for a year before they can work the floor. They grow their own herbs and spices. The wine list has so many selections (6700 bottles) they've developed an abridged version of 200 favorites! So I'm not going to review the restaurant. I'm going... More 

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Thank TVDad
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had better cooked steak and service at truck stop, do yourself a favor and go to mortins, Sam seltzers or even Ruth Christ. Will never go back to this over rated place!

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Thank Jason T
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bern's stands up to Their good reputation. I had the grouper, the best I have ever had! Great service, great atmosphere, all around best place for dinner, and desert!

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Thank Steve P
Tampa, FL
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally over rated. The go to destination in Tampa, but if you want a GOOD meal, there are many more options. Stone cold tomatoes, that should be served room temp, pompous staff ( I guess that's part of the experience!), try Ruth's Chris. Better by far for a good steak, consistent food, good service and things done properly!

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Thank mrsrTampa_FL
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A throw back, vintage, old school steak house. Hope it never changes. Steaks are top notch and service is amazing.

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Thank mike c
Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bern's is my absolute favorite "Special Occasion" place to have dinner. This is not a place you go on a whim! This is a 3 hour event that I really look forward to! Dinner is always impeccable and the wine list is chained to the table it to sooooooooo huge! After dinner, I always take the tour of the kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421